Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mr. Thackeray” in chapter 2.26 of John Esten Cooke, Wearing of the Gray: Being Personal Portraits, Scenes, and Adventures of War.:
...ro of six or eight years of age, who excited the admiration of everybody by his passionate devotion to the Confederacy, and the big words which he used.
In fact, his vocabulary was made up of what Mr. Thackeray calls the longest and handsomest words in the dictionary.
Still he could be terse, pointed, epigrammatic, and hard-cutting in speech.
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